<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="MS Dhoni believes India could have won fifth ODI had they batted 'more sensibly'" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130127191542.jpg" title="MS Dhoni believes India could have won fifth ODI had they batted 'more sensibly'" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> MS Dhoni believes India was short by 30-35 runs in the fifth ODI © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Dharamsala: Jan 27, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Captain <a href="/tags/Mahendra-Singh-Dhon/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhon</a>i on Sunday said had India batted "more sensibly", the hosts could have won the fifth and final ODI at Dharamsala and wrapped up the series by a bigger margin.<br /> <br /> Sent into bat, India were all out for 226 and Dhoni said the home team were 30-35 runs short of the target they would have liked to set before England at the picturesque HPCA Stadium which made its ODI debut on Sunday.<br /> <br /> "The ODI series was as tight as the Test series. We should have won this game, maybe we should have batted more sensibly. We were 30-35 runs short," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.<br /> <br /> "But it is a young side and it will learn with time."<br /> <br /> Although he lauded the bowlers' performance in this series, Dhoni said death bowling still continues to haunt India.<br /> <br /> "Thankfully, in three games, we didn't have to bowl those death overs, it remains an area of concern.<br /> <br /> "Today bowlers got some help, maybe they were a little short today. The bowlers did well this series because the conditions really helped them too. Ishant was a big positive, he bowled really well throughout the series, if you look spell by spell," he said.<br /> <br /> "Fielding is a big positive. (Ravindra) Jadeja's form solves the all-rounder problem to an extent too," he added.<br /> <br /> Visiting skipper <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> said <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> has many positives to take from this tour despite losing the ODI series 2-3.<br /> <br /> England today notched up a comprehensive victory by seven wickets and Cook attributed the win in the fifth and final ODI to team effort.<br /> <br /> It was a good win, it was a good toss to win, but our bowlers bowled really well. (Tim) Bresnan and (Steven) Finn got early breakthroughs today. Our top four got runs and (Ian) Bell played a fantastic knock," Cook said.<br /> <br /> "The pitch was doing something all day, so it was important to stick around with wickets in hands, it is important with the new regulations.<br /> <br /> "We have good positives to take from this series. It has been a fantastic three months in India," Cook said.<br /> <br /> Bell, who was declared man-of-the-match for his unbeaten 113-run knock, credited the English bowlers for setting up the win.<br /> <br /> "Our bowlers set up the win but 220 odd was a good target to chase. I really love opening the batting and hopefully I can continue to do this in future," he said.<br /> <br /> Man-of-the-series <a href="/tags/Suresh-Raina/post" target="_blank">Suresh Raina</a>, who scored a fantastic 83 on Sunday, also agreed with his skipper and said that India were a few runs short.<br /> <br /> "When we came to this series, we had lost to <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> in ODIs and England in Tests, so this win has been good. Today we were probably 20-30 runs short, but still we batted well in this series," said Raina, who is the highest scorer in the ODI series with 277 runs at an average of 92.33.<br /> <br /> "When you bat at six, seven you don't get many opportunities, but this series, our top order didn't get runs, so I got time in the middle," he said.